Wednesday, January 27, 2016
This document was prepared for the MHI #iWorkInTheSupplyChain event.
It’s truly incredible how many aspects of everyday life are affected by the supply chain. Before I began marketing in the manufacturing industry, I had no idea the range and scope my marketing efforts could achieve.
I’m thankful for my entry into this dynamic industry, where marketing has a tangible effect on business and brand recognition. Much of what I do is internal marketing, keeping our employees encouraged by our growth, training dealer networks how to market themselves and the brand I am representing at the time, and, of course, externally marketing my company’s capabilities to the world.
Each business I have represented in the past eight years has either been active in global markets or communicated to me their interest in pursuing a worldwide audience for their products or services. My job, regardless, has been to broaden our reach and bring new opportunities to my manufacturer through advertising, social media, web applications, proposals, and tradeshows. I have seen a lot of the world in my short time representing manufacturers on a global scale, and I look forward to seeing more of it.
But the scope of the supply chain is seen on both fronts, abroad and here at home. The footprint in our daily lives is unmistakable. Now, when I drive the highways, spot a warehouse, or look out my office window, I am reminded by the ratio of transport trucks to pedestrian vehicles, and what it truly means to be a part of the supply chain. It is a web of endless activity which spans the globe, and brings goods and services to the world at large.
Monday, January 18, 2016
With the recent addition of the OSA-LATOR Indexing table to the Handling Specialty product line; including custom Head stock/Tail stock Positioners was an easy choice.
In a welding application, welds are presented to the operator with optimal weld positioning, torch access, torch angles and resulting in improved quality.
A rotator will not provide the same flexibility. Vertical welds will always be vertical welds on a rotator while a HS-TS will translate vertical position welds to an optimal flat or horizontal position.
In an all applications [inspection, assembly, cleaning, etc] the part is rotated into the worker envelope, reducing ergonomic concerns, increasing productivity and up-time
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
From critical spare parts to the planned maintenance services recommended by your manufacturer, it is important to be able to find what you need when unforeseen damages or problems arise with your machinery.
Handling Specialty understands this need and has recently revised how they present their parts and services online. With a more stream-lined navigation process, an expanded menu, and additional online forms, Handling Specialty has simplified the process while offering more content to educate and direct their users.
“Our Professional Services Group, which makes up our parts and services department, includes individuals with expert advice on your Handling Specialty equipment. We also stock parts specific to our customer’s needs, offering training, installation, maintenance and more.” explains Tom Beach, President of Handling Specialty.
“We realized the need to further expand the breadth of knowledge of what our company, and specifically, our department, covers,” says
Marek Cybula, Handling Specialty’s Professional
Services Specialist, “for our customer’s looking online, as well as potential
customer online discovery.”
Featuring a more detailed list of services, the website can better serve those looking for keywords associated with the company’s activities. Options like installation assistance, operator and maintenance training, repairs, parts ordering, inspections and planned maintenance are all available with calls to action on each page allowing the user to find the information they need, and contacting Handling Specialty for any further information or to book a service.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Monday, January 4, 2016
Having a safe and happy 2016 doesn’t only extend to your personal life. Your work-life is every bit as important; especially when working in an environment wrought with potentially dangerous situations. The manufacturing industry, as well as aerospace, defence, entertainment, rail, transportation and many others can be, at times, scary places to work. The importance of quality should be one of your first considerations when creating a safe environment in the workplace.
Handling Specialty heavy lifting equipment is not only made with the highest quality components and steel, but each piece of equipment purchased comes with a full on-site and in-class training on both operation and maintenance of the product(s). These courses help to ensure a level of safety through knowledge is engrained in anyone who will be working on or operating Handling Specialty’s products in the workplace.
For continued safety throughout the life of your Handling Specialty equipment, inspections and planned maintenance requirements should be followed closely, allowing factory trained technicians from Handling Specialty’s manufacturing team to assess your equipment’s reliability and efficiency.